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To the editor: I read with great interest the paper by Cohn and associates (Ann Intern Med 81:777-780, 1974) on the use of vasodilator therapy in intractable left ventricular failure. I wish to corroborate their findings with an account of one of our cases.
A 52-year-old white man had had scarlet fever at age 18. In May 1973, he was found to have congestive heart failure secondary to papillary muscle dysfunction; he was treated, and his failure was controlled with digoxin and furosemide. In November 1974, the patient noted onset of dyspnea on exertion and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, which gradually
PLAWNER R. Vasodilators in Heart Failure. Ann Intern Med. ;82:857. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-6-857_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(6):857.
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